New Delhi: The news which all ‘Kantara’ fans have been waiting for. The Rishab Shetty film is all set to release on OTT giant Amazon Prime Video this weekend. Fans and audiences have been talking about ‘Kantara’s OTT release for the longest time while many have suggested to continue the film’s theatrical run as it’s been bringing unexpected profits.
While earlier, reports about the film’s release on Prime video had been circulating now the streaming platform has made an official announcement on their Twitter handle. Sharing a poster of the film, their tweet read,”putting an end to all the wait!!! 🤯 #KantaraOnPrime, out [email protected]@shetty_rishab @VKiragandur @gowda_sapthami @AJANEESHB @actorkishore”
— prime video IN (@PrimeVideoIN) November 23, 2022
The film has already earned more than Rs. 400 crores at the box office and become the second-highest grossing Kannada film after ‘KGF: Chapter 2’. ‘Kantara'( Hindi) has surpassed even Allu Arjun starrer ‘Pushpa’ as far as the business in Hindi is concerned.
Made on a small budget, ‘Kantara’ also stars Sapthami Gowda and follows the story of Shetty as a Kambala champion who is at loggerheads with an upright DRFO officer, Murali. The fantasy thriller is deeply rooted in South Indian culture and talks about supernatural forces etc.
‘Kantara’s cinematography has been handled by Arvind S. Kashyap, with B. Ajaneesh Loknath scored the music while Vikram More has choreographed the action sequences of the film.
‘Kantara’ released on September 30, 2022 and is still running in theatres. The film has been universally acclaimed by critics for its direction, writing, production design, cinematography, production design, writing, showcasing of Bhoota Kola, action sequences, music etc.
Besides the critics, members of the film fraternity have also praised ‘Kantara’. Recently, Kangana Ranaut, ‘The Kashmir Files’ director Vivek Agnihotri,and superstar Rajinikanth were all praised for the film. Rajinikanth even gifted actor-filmmaker Rishab Shetty a gold chain and locket over the success of ‘Kantara’. The superstar had even called Rishab Shetty to his Chennai residence for a personal meeting where he gave him the mentioned present. Rajinikanth had also said that a film like ‘Kantara’ happens once every 50 years.